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HI guys i just got a new WD Blue 1tb Drive - Make in Sept 2013. Anyway upon bootup it makes a couple of clicks, From previous experience it maybe fault, How ever ive used WD tools to check for any errors etc and nothing came up. So could this be ok or should i do an rma?

 

 

Also im in need of a benchmark or speedtest software want to see if im getting close to the figures states by WD.

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Crystal makes some good softweare to do what your looking for

http://crystalmark.info/software/index-e.html

 

CrystalDiskInfo - to check S.M.A.R.T info and health.

 

CrystalDiskMark - for performance tests.

 

But if its clicking then it's deff worth contacting WD to see if the clicking (but without SMART errors etc) is enough to get it RMAed

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HD tune

http://www.hdtune.com/

 

this should be able to read the SMART and do a speed test.

 

the built in software tests are useless. i had a old Seagate freeagent that had died and i managed to get it working and done a through test on it using seatools, came back as 'drive is functioning fine' even though the drive was completely dead on it's last legs.

 

check the SMART status and see if there is any issues with the drive, i'd just return it, especially if it's clicking. 

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